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Tech Talk: Tony Gibson Talks Tires, Brakes & Strategies for Richmond

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(Photo: John K Harrelson/NKP)

The No. 41 team had another strong run on Sunday to come home third at Darlington Raceway. The team is running strong over the last few races, just in time to make a run at a title. Strategy calls by crew chief Tony Gibson put the team in position to win in last week’s Southern …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Forecast Powered by DraftKings: Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The green flag on the sport’s regular season finale flies Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. For most drivers on the playoff bubble, this race serves as the last hope for any chance at racing for the championship. …

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Did You Notice?: 12 NASCAR 2017 Storylines With 12 Races Left

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Did You Notice? … The past few days marked the last off weekend of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season? Starting Sunday at Darlington, we’ve got 12 races in a row which culminates with the crowning of the champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. In a season filled with mixed reviews, there’s still plenty of …

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Adventure of a Lifetime: A Look At A Child’s First NASCAR Race

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(Photo: Karrie Phillips)

Think back to your first NASCAR race. The first racecar you saw, the first pair of earmuffs you put on, perhaps the first time you felt your ribcage vibrate solely from the horsepower of rumbling stock cars. From that point on, for millions, they’ve been hooked on the most popular racing series in America. July’s …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Busts Out Broom for Second National Tour Series Sweep at Bristol

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(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – There have been multiple two-race sweeps in NASCAR history, but there have only been a pair of three-race sweeps. Both of them were accomplished by Kyle Busch and the second was this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch won the first stage, led the second most laps, including 93 of …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After The 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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(Photo:: John K Harrelson / NKP)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Kurt Busch has not had a great year. The free agent started the season off strong by winning the Daytona 500, but had only managed one other top-five finish entering the race at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend. Kurt Busch Rebounds for Top-5 Finish in 600th Start …

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Kurt Busch Rebounds for Top-5 Finish in 600th Start

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Leading up to the final stint of the Bass Pro Shops NRA 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch was a non-factor, hovering outside the top 10. However, when crew chief Tony Gibson called him to pit road, the No. 41 car jumped up on the scoring pylon. The five-time Bristol victor had a tough …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Larson Gets Dirty to Sweep Michigan

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – We often speak of horses for courses and interestingly, Kyle Larson has established that he is the horse to ride on two-mile racetracks. For the third time in a row, he was victorious at Michigan International Speedway, although during this race, he was not nearly as dominant as he’d been …

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Did You Notice?: Even Hendrick Motorsports Navigating NASCAR’s Sponsor Challenges

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How Did Hendrick Do in Comparison to Kyle Busch? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Did You Notice? … The number of races where major NASCAR teams have needed primary sponsorship this year? A glance at several of the top programs shows that even some of the most valuable NASCAR ownership groups, according to Forbes have used either manufacturer backing or their own businesses as major sponsors. Perhaps the most notable example is Stewart-Haas …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr Slows Down Just Enough to Win Watkins Glen

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

Who’s in the headline – Martin Truex Jr. won four races in 2016, but admitted in post-race interviews that they learned a lot more about winning during that season. He feels like they have everyone doing better jobs this year, and the result is a championship caliber team that has the most wins in the …

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